Former Defence Adviser, Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations and Chief of Policy and Plans (Army), Major General Jack Ogunewe (Rtd), yesterday, condemned killings in Imo State and called on perpetrators to stop.
A statement by its Media Adviser, Everest Ezihe, in Abuja, stated that insecurity scares away investors. He said: “Insecurity leads to loss of jobs, loss of businesses and loss of lives. It does no good to the state and it stunts its economy and retards its progress.
“Owerri is the entertainment hub of the Igbo race and the South East right from the days of late highlife maestro, Isreal Njemanze.
“This attracted people from far and near, who came to Owerri, at weekends, to enjoy the hospitality in the state. That is no longer the case now because of insecurity”.
The statement calked on citizens of the state to complement effortd of government in tackling insecurity in the state.
He also called for roundtable talks among stakeholders in the state between the state government and those perpetrating insecurities.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer/ Sept 10, 2022